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2008-02-13 21:32:41.277159+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

The primary reason that I'm currently running Ubuntu rather than Xubuntu is that I like the Gnome wireless network manager. wicd aims to be a lightweight wired and wireless network manager with minimal dependencies. If it'll do the obvious things, give me a list of available networks and manage my WiFi passwords, I may switch back to Xubuntu.

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#Comment Re: made: 2008-02-14 05:43:19.982484+00 by: JT

Although I've loved the xfce desktop since I first tried it on slackware years ago, I have to admit that my favorite has always been enlightenment It's so beautiful and so functional, however it's been too much of a bother to really learn it's intricacies enough to make it a truly efficient desktop for personal use.

Ubuntu has an unofficial port of OpenGEU but without the middle-click functionality I wouldn't really get the full enlightenment experience. Since my laptop is my dedicated linux box with no attached mouse (two button touch pad) then the experience would be less functional than with a standard mouse. I may just have to cave in and buy a cheap wireless usb mouse to throw onto the laptop and move my keyboard and monitors over to eek out a bit of extra room for said mouse though... hrm.